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The EarthAction Team
Amherst, MA
EarthAction's mission is to inform and inspire people everywhere to turn their concern, passion, and outrage into meaningful action for a more just, peaceful and sustainable world.
Interests: Sustainability, biking, peace, nuclear disarmament, forest conservation, nature, indigenous rights, human rights, renewable energy, climate change
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Jeffrey Sachs spoke to the U.S. Congress today about climate change. He speaks first. You can watch it above. Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2019 at EarthAction
UNFOLD ZERO encourages you to take action to ensure the Korean peace and denuclearization process does not unravel and return the region to the nuclear confrontation we saw as recently as 2017. The peace process got off to a promising start with the Winter Olympic peace initiative in PyeongChang in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2019 at EarthAction
April 2019 - Clean water is vital to our ecology, our health, and our quality of life. Finalized in 2015, a Clean Water Rule within that act restored federal protections to half the nation’s streams, which help provide drinking water to one in every three Americans. The Rule also protects... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2019 at 2020 Action
We need to crank up the pressure against Nestlé's plastic pollution before April 11! Tell Nestlé to protect communities and wildlife - ditch single-use plastic packaging today! SIGN NOW Can you believe that the world's largest food company has built its entire business model on throwaway packaging? It makes me... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2019 at EarthAction
Climate change is real, and what governments do matters. The current energy policies of many countries fail to demonstrate a commitment to lowering greenhouse gas emissions. However, many countries have policies that could be quite effective if strengthened. It is encouraging to see that almost all countries also contain a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2019 at EarthAction
World Future Council releases new handbook: exemplary education practices show how children and youth can shape a sustainable future The publication demonstrates how educational approaches are helping learners develop the skills to create more resilient, skilled, low-carbon societies. Hamburg, 26th February 2019. – The World Future Council (WFC) has just... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2019 at EarthAction
March 2019 - President Trump has given official notification that the US will withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty of 1987, claiming that Russia has violated its terms. Unless things change, the exit from the treaty will take effect on August 4, 2019. The INF treaty has been... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2019 at 2020 Action
The Government of Iceland announced that they had authorized the slaughter of more than 2,000 whales over the next five years. Earth Day Network stands in solidarity with those voices condemning Iceland for this decision, and we ask that you join us in sending a clear message of opposition to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2019 at EarthAction
NASA scientists announced yesterday that 2018 was the fourth hottest year on Earth, exceeded only by 2017, 2016 and 2015. After 140 years of record-keeping, 18 out of 19 of Earth's warmest years have occurred since 2001. For humans, this means more destructive hurricanes, floods, forest fires, droughts, and bone-chilling... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2019 at EarthAction
This year, Earth Day Network is working to Protect Our Species, and we urge you to join us. Nature's gifts to our planet are the millions of species that we know and love. Many more species remain to be discovered. Unfortunately, the world is facing the greatest rate of extinction... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2019 at EarthAction
The impact of changes (both positive and negative) in political leadership, climate change adaptation policies stemming from extreme weather events, and more and more countries moving toward low carbon energy transitions are covered in this month's global report that looks back on significant activities in 2018. READ THE REPORT HERE... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2019 at EarthAction
February 2019 - The Trump administration’s proposed reversal of the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) is a disgraceful attack on safeguards put in place to keep children and families safe from the dangers of mercury and other hazardous pollutants in our air, water and food. Andrew Wheeler, current Administrator... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2019 at 2020 Action
Nominate a young changemaker for the Children's Peace Prize 2019! The International Children's Peace Prize is awarded annually to a child who fights courageously for children's rights. Winning the International Children's Peace Prize puts your changemaker in news headlines around the world. Last year, the winners' message reached more than... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2019 at EarthAction
The INF Treaty and the enterprise of nuclear arms control are at risk, as Andrew Lichterman of IALANA affiliate Western States Legal Foundation and LCNP's John Burroughs explain in the below IPS opinion piece. LCNP and WSLF helped develop a RootsAction-led online campaign enabling constituents to contact their representative and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2019 at EarthAction
January 2019 - The Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty of 1987 between the US and Russia eliminates all ground-launched mid-range nuclear weapons. This contributed greatly to the end of the Cold War. In recent years, each party has charged the other with some noncompliance of the treaty, which the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2018 at 2020 Action
December 2018 Dear Friend of EarthAction, Our current President and his allies, with their domestic and foreign policies, judicial appointments, rhetoric, insults, and name-calling have set our country and the world on a very dangerous course. EarthAction has a key role to play in limiting the damage and getting the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2018 at EarthAction
Dear member and friend of 2020 Action, You and I live in volatile and dangerous times. Nuclear weapons and climate change remain the biggest threats to our country and the world— and these fundamental issues will remain the focus of 2020 Action. I am so grateful that you have been... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2018 at 2020 Action
Less Coal, More Carbon Tax This month, our Country Managers focused on significant greenhouse gas emissions activities. The results were a mix of positive and negative. Germany's AfD, Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro, less coal and more carbon taxes are some of the most significant climate change activities this month. CLICK HERE... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2018 at EarthAction
December 2018 - The war in Yemen is causing the world's worst catastrophe, having killed tens of thousands of civilians, and threatening famine to 8 million people, half of them children. The Saudi coalition, supported militarily by the US, is carrying out widespread bombing, including hitting hospitals, schools, and civilian... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2018 at 2020 Action
Dear Friend, Much of my career has centered on energy - particularly on the central role that fossil fuels have played in the modern world, and our need to transition away from them. This has been a challenge, to say the least, because most of us are blissfully unaware of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2018 at EarthAction
Last week (Oct 24-30) was UN Disarmament Week, when member states vote on a range of disarmament decisions and resolutions. Decisions are binding on the United Nations. Resolutions are indications of governments' positions and intent - they are not binding but can be very authoritative and influential if supported by... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2018 at EarthAction
The midterm election on Nov. 6 is one of the most important in memory. It will decide whether checks and balances will be restored to the federal government and especially to our out-of-control president. An even more important event is scheduled to take place nine days earlier, however. It could... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2018 at EarthAction
November 2018 - The extreme hurricanes, fires, flooding, and temperatures this year are hardly surprising because it's all been predicted. The most recent predictions by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change are even more dire, and the report calls on governments, industry, and all the earth's individuals to take immediate... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2018 at 2020 Action
For Global Report #8 Climate Scorecard Country Managers identified key issues affecting international climate finance in leading greenhouse gas emitting countries. The first identified whether their country was an international climate finance donor or recipient and then described the effectiveness of their efforts (if they were a donor country) or... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2018 at EarthAction
October 2018 - Nuclear weapons and climate change remain the greatest threats to the well-being and survival of our families, our country and the world. On Tuesday, November 6th, you can help elect your federal Representative and Senator who will work to increase our security. Here are a few suggestions... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2018 at 2020 Action